S Market St car fire

Faulty wiring from after-market stereo equipment may be to blame for an early morning vehicle fire in the 200 block of S. Market Street, Frederick Police Cpl. Andrew Alcorn said Wednesday.

Police and Frederick County Fire and Rescue Services personnel responded to the fire, outside Il Porto restaurant, at 4:57 a.m., according to a news release. The vehicle was fully engulfed when crews arrived.

A man driving the vehicle told police he noticed smoke in the back of the vehicle as he was driving down the road, Alcorn said.

Alcorn said the fire remained under investigation early Wednesday. No one was injured.

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Arcticdc5

Tried to get away with 8 gauge power wiring when it needed 4 gauge? Or did you not have a fuse near the battery and wired it straight into the battery? Guess you learned the hard way...

xroads1213

Hey, why have a fuse when that wire melts just fine? How funny. This is what happens when you don't pay attention in school and go from graduation straight to being a gangsta with a loud subwoofer.

dluckets

Is that the county fire chief on the hoseline? 5am car fire, fire chief on the hoseline, fnp there taking pictures, is this a publicity stunt?

xroads1213

Reminds me of the time I caught them staging a photo at the old Peoples Drugs after the Tylenol scare. The photographer was instructing the employee how to hold the bottle. How funny.

brl17shots

Wonderful! One less obnoxious stereo system disturbing the "peace" while I enjoy my beer at Brewers Alley.

xroads1213

...and while I am sleeping.

stevem90999

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stevem90999

brl17shots: [thumbup]

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